Rodgers, Packers rebound to down Lions

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) While celebrating one of his four touchdowns, Aaron Jones lost a necklace he wears with a little black football containing some of the ashes of his late father.

That was just about the only thing that went wrong for Jones and the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions.

Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers' four TD passes and rushed for a fourth score, and the Packers had a welcome return to normal, dominating the second half in a 35-17 win over the division rival Lions on Monday night.

Lester wins 200th, Cards extend run to 9

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jon Lester notched his 200th career win, Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Monday night for their ninth consecutive win.

The Cardinals have won nine straight for the first time since 2004 to solidify their grip on the second NL wild card. They remained three games ahead of Cincinnati for the final postseason spot, with San Diego four games back and Philadelphia 4 1/2 games behind. (MORE)

Wentz sprained both ankles, status iffy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts already were unsure if Carson Wentz could play this week after injuring his right ankle.

On Monday, doctors found he'd sprained both ankles. (MORE)

Dalton to start over Fields if healthy

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Whether they want to or not, the Chicago Bears just might have to go with rookie Justin Fields.

Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that the team had ruled out a torn ACL for quarterback Andy Dalton, and it was awaiting more test results on his left knee before deciding who will start this weekend at Cleveland. (MORE)

Tua's injury not serious, may face Vegas

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) For the Miami Dolphins, Sunday was bad. Monday was at least somewhat better.

A battery of tests run on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa failed to show any serious problems other than bruised ribs, raising at least the possibility that he could play next weekend when the Dolphins (1-1) visit the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0). (MORE)

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